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Posted: 25 Aug 2011
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster by Sindelfingen
Sold for £2.3m ($3.76m)
Yes, another pre-war Mercedes Benz. The 500 sported a 5.0-litre supercharged straight-eight engine, a four-speed manual box and hydraulic brakes. Its standard 100bhp output was boosted to 160bhp at 3,400rpm when the supercharger woke up.
It has been in the care of the Lyon Family Collection and was personally inspected by two experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic in Germany. Their conclusion is as German as the Benz: "It has a correct 500 K replacement motor of the same series".